Gear

Check out the best gear from RailRiders and the latest gadgets we’ve discovered.

The Dog Ate My Tow Rope

Ben Moisen awoke one morning to find that his dog had taken a few hefty chews on his old-fashioned tow rope. Using his resourcefulness, he quickly strapped a pair of our Versatac pants to the back of the snowmobile and proceeded as usual. Could your pants support your...

Peak Designs Capture Pro: Photos on the Go

How many times have you been out in the wild and missed a perfect photo opportunity while you were fiddling with your camera strap? Accessing a nice SLR camera on the trail can be a drag. The bulky, fragile cameras provide a challenge when heading out of civilization....

Meal Kit 2.0: Mealware for the Outdoorsman

The avid backpacker knows how hard it is to find the right mealware for the trail. Products are too flimsy, too heavy, too bulky, or dysfunctional. Enter the Light My Fire Meal Kit 2.0. The Swedish company Light My Fire has gained worldwide recognition for it's Spork,...

Bright Lights, Small Lantern

The new Clarus LED mini-lantern and torch is a bright, 150 lumen light packed into a miniature frame. The small lantern collapses seamlessly into flashlight mode, and has a hook so it can be hung. The light has three brightness modes, as well as strobe, and burns for...

Inside Cheryl Strayed’s Pack from “Wild”

It's too bad Cheryl Strayed had never heard of RailRiders. The above video details everything that Cheryl took with her during her adventure along the Pacific Crest Trail as captured by her memoir, Wild. The hit book was just released as a film starring Reese...

Therma-Wool Top

Not all sheep are dumb. Some sheep are pretty smart! (Hey, college diplomas used to be printed on sheepskin; okay, bad for the sheep, good for the graduating student.) Merino sheep are like Mensa in the wilds. Survival is at stake for this species. These high-altitude...

Water Bike Makes a Big Splash

The new water bike heralds from Mill Valley, California, which is 10 miles north of San Francisco and as Bay Area commuters know all too well, the region is home to some of the worst commute traffic in the nation. The X1 Schiller Bike, however, can now take local...

Micro-Fleece Top

Most fleece tops will “fleece” you, promising insulating comfort during cold-weather activity but only causing pain to your wallet. That’s not the case with the new Backcountry Micro-Fleece Top by RailRiders Adventure Clothing. While the polyester fabric has superior...

World’s Lightest Bike: Trek’s Émonda SLR 10

  The Holy Grail for bike companies was to produce a 10-pound racing bike. That day is here, as Trek unveiled its Emonda SLR 1o on the eve of the 2014 Tour de France. Its carbon frame weighs a scant 690 grams (about 24 ounces). To achieve its goal (total weight...